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TD Bank Group racial equity audit shows progress, but room for improvement

TD has taken significant steps toward promoting diversity and inclusion, it says in the bank's first racial equity audit, but could do more on aspects like consistency and measurement. TD was the first of the Big Six banks, and among the first companies in Canada, to agree to conduct such an audit amid increasing pressure from shareholders

Federally regulated employers now required to provide free menstrual products to staff

This new requirement applies to both private and public sector workplaces and is expected to benefit approximately 500,000 employees across the country, according to the federal government.

Reminder: Termination notice rules change in February for federally regulated employers

The changes essentially bring the federal rules in line with existing legislation in most provinces that provide a sliding scale of notice based on tenure.

CSIS to hire impartial reviewer as part of human rights settlement with Black officer

The Canadian Human Rights Commission and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service say the intelligence agency will also publish an executive summary of the specialist’s findings and recommendations.

Ontario in a 'crisis state' on accessibility, unlikely to meet 2025 goal: Report

The final report examining the implementation of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act says the declaration of a crisis is meant as a catalyst — it says the crisis state is intended to last six months to allow the province to fast track "key overdue processes to get accessibility right in the coming years.''

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In Her Shoes: Conversations on women’s health in the workplace

Talent Canada has partnered with Sun Life on a special seven-part series focused on women’s health in the workplace. From reproductive health to menopause, from the lack of clinical research to difficulties accessing care, the expert panel tackled some of the most important challenges facing your workers.

See the full multimedia series at » www.TalentCanada.ca/womens-health.

Year in review: Talent Canada's top 10 most popular articles of 2023

As the clock runs out on 2023, we pause to take a look back at the year that was in the world of work. Talent Canada has been at the forefront of the conversation, capturing the pulse of workplace changes through a diverse range of compelling articles as we welcomed a record number of visitors to the website. » Read More...

Hierarchical police, military and CSIS in need of harassment reckoning: Professor

Victims of sexual harassment in Canadian police forces, the military, and its spy agency point not just to individual offenders, but to ongoing acceptance of problematic behaviour in such tight-knit organizations. » Read More...

Human rights applications: Employees don't get two kicks at the same can

In Kanhi v Toronto Transit Commission, 2023 HRTO 1610, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario dismissed a human rights application because a civil proceeding had been commenced based on the same facts and allegations. » Read More...

Opioids in the Workplace: Call for speakers for this important discussion

Opioids are having a devastating impact on communities, and workplaces often find themselves on the front lines of substance abuse disorders. With this in mind, Talent Canada is partnering with OHS Canada to present a special virtual event on Opioids in the Workplace on Jan. 31, 2024. » Read More...
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Why Your Workplace Culture Should Look More Like a Video Game

Effective workplaces and popular video games have a lot in common. The Engagement Game is a leadership and management book that shows how organizational culture and leadership can be super-charged by applying the same principles. This quick, one-hour read will show you how to do this by blending industrial-organizational workplace psychology with insights on good video game design. » Order your copy today!

Sacramento councilman charged with illegally hiring workers, wire fraud and blocking federal probe

A Sacramento City Council member pleaded not guilty Friday to federal charges that he hired undocumented workers at his local grocery stores, underpaid them and cheated the government on COVID-19 relief funds. » Read More...

Spanish police arrest 14 airport workers after items go missing from checked in suitcases

Fourteen workers at one of Spain's main airports for tourists were arrested on suspicion of stealing items from checked-in luggage, police said Friday. Police seized allegedly stolen items worth almost 2 million euros ($2.2 million US) from the group of employees at the largest airport in Tenerife, in Spain's Canary Islands. » Read More...

BP denies ex-CEO Looney a $41 million payout, saying he misled the firm over work relationships

The former chief executive of BP has been denied a 32.4 million pound ($41 million US) payout after he was found to have misled the company over his past relationships with colleagues, the energy giant said last week. Bernard Looney resigned in September after acknowledging he had not been "fully transparent'' in his disclosures about his work relationships. » Read More...


Winter brings more than just ugly sweaters – here’s how the season can affect your mind and behavior

What comes to mind when you think about winter? Snowflakes? Mittens? Reindeer? In much of the Northern Hemisphere, winter means colder temperatures, shorter days and year-end holidays. Along with these changes, a growing body of research in psychology and related fields suggests that winter also brings some profound changes in how people think, feel and behave. » Read More...

Canada owes its veterans new mental health tools: Access to psychedelic therapies is overdue

The Canadian Senate Subcommittee on Veterans Affairs recently released a striking report entitled The Time is Now: Granting Equitable Access to Psychedelic Therapies. To address high rates of suicide and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among veterans, the report calls on Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) to immediately implement “a robust research program funded by VAC and the Department of National Defence (DND) in partnership with Health Canada, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and all other relevant partners.” » Read More...


Opioids in the Workplace

January 31, 2024 | Talent Canada and OHS Canada, the nation’s leading workplace media brands, are proud to announce a collaborative virtual event on opioids and substance abuse disorders in the workplace. Registration fee: $99 » Register Now

York Region: Employment Law Update with Stuart Rudner

February 8, 2024 | Richmond Hill Country Club » Read More